Rebecca McNab and Dusty in action
Rebecca McNab and Dusty in action

Some dates for you diary

The Ailsa Gilchrist flatwork sessions will continue at Gainford with sessions on 4th and 18th October. These are on Equo now.

We are also starting poles and cavaletti lessons with Debbie Rodwell at Gainford, great training for dressage and jumping. Everyone who attended the lesson on 13th September enjoyed it, look out for further dates.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part and helped at the show jumping and dressage competitions during the summer. We hope that these evenings have encouraged you to aim for higher things.Looking ahead into September – on Sunday 24th September we are having a Combined Training event at Muirmill. This will follow the same pattern as last year; you can do dressage, dressage and show jumping or just the jumping. The dressage tests are Prix Caprilli, Intro B, Prelim 18, Novice 27 and Elementary 44. The jumping height can be anything up to 100 cm. This is on Equo now. As with last year’s event any profit will go to support members who qualify for the BRC National Championships.

In October  we are having a fun Trec competition at Muirmill on Sunday 22nd October. This is already on Equo and there are number of classes to choose from.

All the training events can be booked through Equo on the Events page, remember to click the box for discount if you are a member of ARC.

Several of our members did well at Blair Horse Trials:- Frances Pearson was 11th in the Grassroots BE90 and Sharon Thom was 8th in the BE100. Sophie Targell Worth was 5th in the BE90, with Jack, and won a huge class of RoRs on the Sunday with Dots. Congratulations to them and all our members who took part.

Good luck to all our members who are competing at Blair Horse Trials in all the various events. Hope you have great time and make some wonderful memories!

Area 1 Qualifiers – results

The Show and Style Jumping Qualifiers were on Sunday 2nd July at Champfleurie Equestrian. Well done to Susan Stuart and Rebecca McNab  in the 70 cm where Rebecca came first and Hayley Nelson, who was second in the 90cm.

In the Dressage Qualifiers at Morris the following Sunday, Heather McNellis and Sharon Thom both got firsts, Katrina Boon was 4th in Prelim 18, our Novice team came second and our Prelim team came third.  Well done to all who took part, great thanks to Hayley for organising the teams and riders and to all the ARC members who helped on the day.

Rebecca McNab continues to fly the flag for Ayr Riding Club at the BRC Championships at Lincoln.  She was 5th in the open Dressage and came 15th, out of around 110 entrants, in the show jumping.

Huge congratulations to committee member Rebecca McNab who has been selected, with Dusty, to represent Scotland at the Senior Home Nations at Kelsall Hill in Cheshire this weekend.

Good luck to our teams and individuals who are competing the Scottish Riding Club Championships at Auchlishie this weekend (9th/10th September).  Susan Burr, our only dressage rider, was 5th in Intro B on the Saturday.  On Sunday, Lesley Ferries came 5th in her first one day event. In the 90 cm our team came  second (Frances Pearson 9th, Sophie Targell-Worth, 6th and Rachel Sherry was 11th).  Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Some of our members headed East to Rockrose for the Scottish BD Championships at the weekend. Heather McNellis and Nelson Quay were third in the Prelim Bronze Music, Rebecca McNab and Dusty Newtown Lad were Scottish Champions in the Prelim Silver Music and Heather was third in the Novice Bronze music.  Congratulations to both pairs for their excellent results! 

Remember, if you want to enter BRC competitions you have to be a club member. BRC are not sending out individual membership cards in 2023, in order to decrease costs and waste, but are emailing cards to members which can be saved.

A big thank you to everyone (riders, dressage judge and all the helpers) who made the Combined Training Event at Muirmill on 24th September such a success and ran it so efficiently that we finished before the rain started! Well done to everyone.